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Title:The Arab Uprising: Its Causes and the Role That Islam Can Play
Authors:Abbasi, Aamir
Royal College of Defence Studies
City:London, UK
Publisher:Royal College of Defence Studies
Geographic term:Arab countries
Abstract:Young bloggers and twitters in the Arab World (Middle East and North Africa) surprised the world by staging non-violent demonstrations that ended the three decades old dictatorial regimes in a record time. While the conditions for such revolutions always existed in the oppressive practices of the governments, socio-economic injustices and rampant corruption, but no one had predicted it could come about so soon. This study attempts at inquiring into the causes that led to such mass uprisings, the role that the US and the West played in training of the young bloggers, the genesis of Islamist political parties and finally analyses the prospective role that Islam might play in the region's emerging dynamics. The process initiated in December 2010 in Tunisia only marks the beginning of a long drawn struggle and is definitely not an end in itself. The future remains uncertain. However, the salvation lies in continuation of the core values of liberty freedom and democracy, duly embodied in Islamic references, for which the people had originally revolted.